The recommended dosage of bisoprolol when treating high blood pressure is typically 5 mg once a day. Your healthcare provider will monitor your response to the medication and can increase this amount up to a maximum of 20 mg once daily if necessary. People with breathing problems, liver disease, or kidney disease may require a lower amount to start.
The dose of bisoprolol fumarate (Zebeta®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The severity of your high blood pressure
- How you respond to the medication
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Recommended Bisoprolol DosageFor most people, the starting dose of bisoprolol for high blood pressure treatment is 5 mg once daily. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase this, up to a maximum of 20 mg once daily. For people with kidney disease, liver disease, or breathing problems such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lower starting dosage of 2.5 mg once daily is usually recommended.
As with all beta blockers, you should not abruptly stop taking bisoprolol, as serious problems (including heart attacks) may result. Your healthcare provider will advise you about how to safely stop taking this medication. People are usually advised to slowly reduce the dose over time, with careful monitoring. It is best to minimize physical activity during this period. Let your healthcare provider know if you develop chest pain or any other problems while stopping treatment.